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Water vapor estimation using digital terrestrial broadcasting waves

Editors’ Highlight—This paper describes a new method to observe moisture along the path of existing digital terrestrial broadcasting waves and presents proof-of-concept experiments in an idealized situation and a real-world case. Low-level moisture is essential for severe local storms, and the proposed.... more

Observability of Ionospheric Space-Time Structure with ISR: A Simulation Study

Editors’ Highlight—New electronically steerable array (ESA) incoherent scatter radars (ISR) have the potential to make some important discoveries but many of their capabilities can only be fully exploited and the results believed if we have a formal process for determining the errors. The authors of.... more

Forecasting Space Weather Like Earth Weather

Leah Crane, Freelance Writer

From Research Spotlights— Researchers find that, as with terrestrial weather, ensemble forecasting—which uses several different models simultaneously—is the best way to produce accurate and precise forecasts of space weather. Great strides have been made in weather forecasting since the earliest.... more

Your Phone, Tablet, and Computer Screens Aren’t Safe from Hackers

Mark Zastrow, freelance writer

From Research Spotlights— Pixels on your gadgets’ screens act as accidental antennae that constantly broadcast screens’ contents. A new paper says the industry needs to fix this security risk before hackers can exploit it. Picture this scene: a hacker takes a seat in a crowded cafe, latte.... more

New GPS Satellite Technique to Monitor Ionospheric Disturbances

Shannon Kelleher, Writer Intern

As modern society grows more and more dependent on technology, researchers are becoming increasingly interested in space-weather phenomena that can interfere with our gadgets. While they are still a long way from learning to predict these high-altitude disturbances, scientists are working to understand.... more

Japan's 2011 tsunami created gravity waves in the ionosphere

On 11 March 2011, when a 9.0 magnitude earthquake triggered a catastrophic tsunami off the northern coast of Japan, a network of GPS receivers present near the epicenter of the earthquake detected perturbations in the total electron content (TEC) in the ionosphere, travelling as gravity waves. For several.... more